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    Jim Beam Black Label?

    My local LS has it on sale, $19.95.

    What does the hive mind think of this one?

    I have heard it is quite a bit better than the standard white label product. I believe it is aged longer.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Jim Beam Black Label?

    Squire likes it pretty well, but I'm not a big fan. There are way better bourbons for $20.
    Pete

    I hate scotch.

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    Re: Jim Beam Black Label?

    It's a respectable pour. Good intro to the non-Bourbon initiated yet decent enough for a cheap pour that has some reasonable flavor. For $20...what the hell. Plus, it's good to have for company and mixers rather than use your premium pours.
    "There's nothing better than a fine dinner, a good bottle of whiskey and a bad girl"

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    Re: Jim Beam Black Label?

    Hmmm... sounds pretty pedestrian.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Jim Beam Black Label?

    I like this bourbon. I kept a bottle of this around until I determined that a liter of OGD was a better use of $20 than a 750 of JB Black. It's a good bourbon of Jim Beam character (more pronounced than in Knob Creek). It performs very well with water.

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    Re: Jim Beam Black Label?

    It has become one of my go to bourbons for when I have no desire to meditate unduly upon what I'm drinking. It offers several very nice flavors (vanilla, touch of fruit including plum, light spice), a relatively lush mouthfeel, and a high degree of versatility. Far less barrel char than the KCSB I have, and not as "funky," so you don't have to be in that funky char mood to enjoy it. I also appreciate that this stuff still has an age statement, and that I can buy it for under $33/handle.

    Undue meditation is actually becoming less frequent in my house as a result of JBB.

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    Re: Jim Beam Black Label?

    It's good bourbon, but only worth $15/750ml to me. Put me in the lukewarm camp.

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    Re: Jim Beam Black Label?

    Its relative lightness, cereal flavors and green fruit always have me thinking I could mistake it as an Irish blended in a blind tasting. A small liquor store near me has the 50ml plastics for 99 cents and I sometimes pick up a few, mainly for highball purposes if going to other peoples houses.

    Now the dusty late '70s first release of a Beam Black label, labeled "Beam's Sour Mash", 90 proof and 101 months...that there is a whole different animal and one delicious whiskey. I've got one tax stripped pint bottle left and yeah I've thought about opening it but so far... .
    Thad

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    Re: Jim Beam Black Label?

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBoldBully View Post
    It has become one of my go to bourbons for when I have no desire to meditate unduly upon what I'm drinking.
    That's why there's Ten High straight, Ezra Brooks, and Evan Williams.
    Pete

    I hate scotch.

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    Re: Jim Beam Black Label?

    I enjoy JBB very much. I hit a Twin Cities store once in awhile that has 1.75's for $25. Great on the rocks, great in a Manhattan, great in an old fashioned. Those three things spell out a good time to me.

 

 

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